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From the Ground Up: Our Stories of Changing Places and Changing Lives with TrueStory Theater
November 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
From the Ground Up! Our stories of changing places and changing lives: An interactive performance with True Story Theater to honor the stories of people willing to get their hands in the earth, feet on the streets, and open their hearts to imagination and action to help create healthy and vibrant communities. Come share your story about being part of Groundwork.
What happens in a True Story Theater performance? Our events bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth. The show’s emcee (called “the conductor”) facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their own feelings and experiences related to the show’s theme. After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using movement, music, dialogue, and superb listening. All of it is improvised on the spot. During the course of a 75 minute show, True Story enacts about 6-8 stories. From this simple interaction, audience members laugh, cry, get insights about their lives, and feel an expanded sense of community. You can share a moment from your life and see it performed, or just come to watch.
True Story Theater, a nonprofit theater company, founded almost 20 years ago, that offers over 60 improvisational performances and workshops a year for community groups, businesses, and individuals in New England and beyond.
True Story aims to create a respectful atmosphere, honoring stories — however ordinary or extraordinary, difficult or joyful.
More info: TrueStoryTheater: https://truestorytheater.com/